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Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by chesseroo @ 9 minutes 37 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: bridgman I put a coat of varathane on the stands last night but it didn't warm up the colour the way I was expecting. Apparently (based on research done *after* applying the finish) oil-based poly finishes dry with an amber hue
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by chesseroo @ 11 minutes 59 seconds ago

The only part i didn't understand was this: Originally Posted By: bridgman All Canadian orders ship from our local Markham Ontario warehouse for the fastest possible shipping time throughout Canada. Most orders are shipped through FedEx with our fr
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Today at 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Serenity_NowWhen you added the roxul centered behind the speakers, it centered the phantom image better for you I understand, an overall improvement in image specificity. Did it have any effect on the depth of the soundstage?
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Today at 05:12 PM

The worst part is that I had a can of (oil-based) "Professional" Varathane in my hand at the store, but that got me thinking about consumer marketing people who put the word "Professional" on cheap junk (since any problems custome
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by Andrew @ Today at 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wschwartzSpeaking of UPnP, I hope you will make certain that this feature is *not* exposed to the public internet, but instead strictly limited to the local network. Steve Gibson of grc.com provides perhaps the best advice (http
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by Andrew @ Today at 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: jmoneAndrew, the specs look good! Regarding your planned DLNA/UPnP implementation will it support: - gapless playback (SetNextAVTransportURI), and - For Synchronised Playback (Whole House / Multi Device) and you using the V2 DL
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by Andrew @ Today at 05:02 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbukoOriginally Posted By: tomtuttleI also don't really understand this: Quote:Wireless WiFi hotspot for use outdoors and anywhere that a WiFi network is not available. Does this mean that even when I can't connect my AxiomPl
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by Andrew @ Today at 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttleAndrew, I think you've stunned everyone into silence. I'm with Charles, "ambitious" is what came to mind. Y'all are nerds. I think that (unlike Ray), I may have reached the point in my life where technolo
Stereo
Jump to new posts Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? by BobKay @ Today at 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph Celtic rock band I'm not entirely sure, but I'll bet that's an oxymoron. If anyone says U2 or Delamitri, I will come to your house and empty all of your cereal boxes out onto your shag carpet. No! In between your sheets!
Stereo
Jump to new posts Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? by tomtuttle @ Today at 02:45 PM

Yeah, it's hard to channel "drunken fishing village" in my office. Most days.
Stereo
Jump to new posts Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? by Murph @ Today at 02:26 PM

Ya, he's a bit gruff sounding. It's better live where the gruffness adds to the whole drunken fishing village experience thing they go for instead of grating on you.
Stereo
Jump to new posts Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? by tomtuttle @ Today at 02:23 PM

So, based on your recommendation, I've been enjoying The Stanfields via YouTube all morning. Great stuff. I really appreciate bands that can integrate some humor (Dirtiest Drunk in the History of Liquor seems like a classic). The arrangements and
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Today at 11:59 AM

Bah. There's an old saying along the lines of "experience is what protects us from doing stupid things... and doing stupid things is how we gain experience". I put a coat of varathane on the stands last night but it didn't warm up the col
Home Theater
I'm almost wondering if I don't get the in ceiling M3s all around now for surrounds as well as opposed to the in wall M3s. Having all speakers the same couldn't hurt. I'm hoping to A/B compare my outdoor M3s to my ceiling M3s this week. Best comparis
Stereo
Jump to new posts Re: So who did ya see in concert last night? by Murph @ Today at 09:17 AM

Friday night a group of us went out for a light Supper at The Old Dublin Pub and then it was off to the PEI Shellfish Festival where we enjoyed samples of shellfish in all sorts of manner. What we went for primarily though was Celtic rock band "
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by wschwartz @ Today at 07:53 AM

Speaking of UPnP, I hope you will make certain that this feature is *not* exposed to the public internet, but instead strictly limited to the local network. Steve Gibson of grc.com provides perhaps the best advice (https://www.grc.com/su/UPnP-Rejecte
What's New At Axiom
Jump to new posts Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker by jmone @ Today at 06:43 AM

Andrew, the specs look good! Regarding your planned DLNA/UPnP implementation will it support: - gapless playback (SetNextAVTransportURI), and - For Synchronised Playback (Whole House / Multi Device) and you using the V2 DLNA additional expanded guid
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Today at 12:28 AM

This pic shows the room layout a bit better. This is taken from the extreme left of the masonry heater, using the chimney to stabilize the camera. You can see all the sound-absorbing stuff on the right wall -- 4" Safe'nSound in the wall-moun
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Yesterday at 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: brwsawMaybe a mirror behind the LH speaker? Interesting idea. I think I have a big mirror somewhere in the basement, will give it a try. I had been thinking that there probably wasn't much difference in reflectivity between dry
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by bridgman @ Yesterday at 11:32 PM

Hmm, good question. I'll experiment a bit and post back. It didn't center the phantom image as much as center the "cloud of spaciousness" if you'll forgive the lame expression. Bit of background. The listening area is now on one side of
Home Theater
Jump to new posts Re: M3 In-Ceiling Loudspeakers by brwsaw @ Yesterday at 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: nickbuolFYI. General statement but, "Atmos Enabled" speakers are actually manufactured to meet a higher set of specifications specifically for Dolby Atmos than regular speakers mounted in/on your ceiling. Not that yo
Home Theater
Jump to new posts Re: Lets plan a theater space by bridgman @ Yesterday at 11:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Serenity_NowI could probably move the ceiling cloud back as far as I like. There will be no direct overhead lighting to compete with for space/shadows. I just have to ensure the position wont conflict with the tentative locati
Home Theater
Jump to new posts Re: Lets plan a theater space by Serenity_Now @ Yesterday at 08:58 PM

I could probably move the ceiling cloud back as far as I like. There will be no direct overhead lighting to compete with for space/shadows. I just have to ensure the position wont conflict with the tentative locations of future ATMOS speakers. I p
Hearing Things
Jump to new posts Re: Stupid Room Tricks by Serenity_Now @ Yesterday at 08:40 PM

Question for you. When you added the roxul centered behind the speakers, it centered the phantom image better for you I understand, an overall improvement in image specificity. Did it have any effect on the depth of the soundstage? Ie did it make
Home Theater
Jump to new posts Re: Lets plan a theater space by bridgman @ Yesterday at 07:13 PM

Sounds like you're making great progress -- even the annoying details ("ow, my head") are getting solved. Making the couch shorter is the kind of idea that would never have occurred to me I'll just mention one more option for the window
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